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Biochemistry Science Project

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Contains a very large number of atoms, such as a protein, nucleic acid, or synthetic polymer.
Complex organic substance present in living cells, especially DNA or RNA, whose molecules consist of many nucleotides linked in a long chain.
Any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies.
A chemical bond that involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms.
A chemical reaction in which two molecules or moieties, (often functional groups), combine to form a larger molecule, together with the loss of a small molecule.
Simple organic compound containing both a carboxyl (—COOH) and an amino (—NH2) group.
Any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives and are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents and they include many natural oils, waxes, and steroids..
A figure expressing the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on logarithmic scale.
Chemically the simplest substances and hence cannot be broken down using chemical methods.
The action or property of like molecules sticking together, being mutually attractive.
The tendency of dissimilar particles or surfaces to cling to one another.
Down
Analogy first postulated in 1894 by Emil Fischer.
A group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction.
Drying it out while putting it together.
They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.
A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.
A weak bond between two molecules resulting from an electrostatic attraction between a proton in one molecule and an electronegative atom in the other.
Another term for sugar.
A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
A substance that has a molecular structure consisting chiefly or entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together, e.g., many synthetic organic materials used as plastics and resins.
The basic building blocks of life
The complete transfer of valence electron(s) between atoms.
A substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.